Let's be honest, it's all about how the whisky tastes not the look of the bottle, right? But sometimes we do get quite excited about a label and this is one of those times, proper retro! The whisky inside this latest Thompson Bros bottling was filled to cask 21st November 2011 and matured in refill sherry butts until June 2023. The distillery is a secret but we think there's a good chance that the label and contents match and this is another tremendous dram from the good folk from Dornoch.
NOSE: Very close to the raw ingredients; grist, boiled barley sugar sweets. Some lime cordial, grapefruit peel, freshly opened box of Swan matches, dry Reisling, and lemon juice. Some meaty/umami notes; Gamey with a touch of Amontillado and Kombu seaweed.
Palate: Barley notes continue; Robinsons barley water, baked pastries & bread, grapefruit juice. More gamey notes, meaty with a background hint of struck match. Sultanas, mace, ginger lime wine gums & sea salt.
Finish: Ginger, citrus peel, sultana and Amontillado Sherry.